2020-21 Catalogs

Certificate of Graduate Study in Cybersecurity

As the use of the Internet increases, the need for cybersecurity grows as well, and with it, the need for advanced and qualified cybersecurity professionals. According to the Department of Labor, demand for cybersecurity specialists will outstrip demand for workforce talent in any other area. 

The certificate of graduate study in cybersecurity is relevant to the rapidly changing landscape of information security. Courses cover techniques, policies, operational procedures, and technologies that secure and defend information systems in local and more broadly based domains. Students gain critical knowledge in preventing cybersecurity attacks and develop proficiencies that can be applied immediately in the workplace.

The certificate of graduate study in cybersecurity is jointly offered by the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine at Augusta. All courses are offered online.

Students complete 15 credits of coursework, which includes 12 credits of required courses and 3 credits of an elective course, chosen from an approved list of courses.

Required courses: (12 cr)

CYB 501 Cybersecurity Fundamentals
CYB 530 Project Management in Cybersecurity
CYB 551 Cyber Laws, Policies, and Ethics
CYB 576 Network Security Management

Electives: (3 cr)

CYB 582 Cybersecurity Investigations
CYB 583 Database and Application Security
CYB 584 Cybersecurity Operations